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Re: st: read only data?


From   Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: read only data?
Date   Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:24:55 -0500

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This is most likely a Windows, not Stata, issue (assuming from your filepath alone that you have Windows, but we don't know which version).  Past threads on this same issue (examples provided below) with Windows have mentioned solutions such checking the Properties of the file and/or directory to uncheck the 'read-only' box, checking user permissions, changing permissions manually from the command line, or saving things to a new directory.  


http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-06/msg00801.html "st: File cannot be save error message. Problem with xml_tab and log usi"
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2009-05/msg00340.html "st: Stata thinks files are read-only when they shouldn't be!"
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2005-07/msg00381.html "st: RE: Error message when trying to save a file named "aux""
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2004-12/msg00165.html "st: saving files with replace"
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2004-12/msg00218.html "Re: st: saving files with replace"

 - Eric

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Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute 
Texas A&M University
ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
+979.845.6754



On Apr 21, 2012, at 3:55 PM, Eric M. Uslaner wrote:

> Greetings,
> 
> I was using a file and created some new variables and wanted to save them.  Hit control+S and got this message:
> 
> file c:\wvs\wvsall.dta is read-only; cannot be modified or erased
> 
> Well I created this file.  I have overwritten it in the past.  How all of a sudden did I get this message?  I did save the file under a different name, but it seems strange.  Looked for help, found nothing.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Ric
> 
> 
> 
> 
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